The Challenge: Create a self-portrait that illustrates personal changes you'd like to make, using a color palette that you don't normally use.
Some little changes I decided to make in my life pertained to having a sunnier disposition (sometimes I can be so serious, probably too serious). I want to be more light-hearted, sort of the kind of person who throws their worries into the wind and allows things to lad where they will. Because, let's get real, we can't control everything, not even when we worry about things constantly.
I also want to be more cheery, to smile more often (a genuine smile) and to get out and explore the world more (I've always been a homebody).
Then I chose some colors that I don't usually use in my artwork: bright earth-tones, lots of orange and bright green...bright colors!
When I looked at the changes I wanted to make in my life, and I observed them against the bright colors, they do seem symbolic: i want brighter days. Less worrisome, serious days. And more smiles.